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Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of the Middle-East

  • This book provides practical knowledge of cultivated & non-cultivated medicinal and aromatic plants that have both therapeutic & commercial values

  • Leading scientists in the field of aromatic and medicinal plants contributed their research and expertise in the assembling of knowledge for this book

  • The book includes both scientific and traditional data on many unique medicinal plants with a wide range of bioactive properties, and introduces them as potential new crops and as new sources of various bioactive ingredients for the use of man

  • In-depth focus on past, present & future state of the art of cultivated & wild medicinal plants in the Middle East region

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of the World (MAPW, volume 2)

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Table of contents (18 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-x
  2. Wild Edible Plants in Israel Tradition Versus Cultivation

    • Uri Mayer-Chissick, Efraim Lev
    Pages 9-26
  3. Endemic Aromatic Medicinal Plants in the Holy Land Vicinity

    • Nativ Dudai, Zohara Yaniv
    Pages 37-58
  4. RETRACTED CHAPTER: Apharsemon, Myrrh and Olibanum: Ancient Medical Plants

    • Shimshon Ben-Yehoshua, Lumír Ondřej Hanuš
    Pages 67-150
  5. Sarcopoterium spinosum

    • Zalmen Henkin, Tovit Rosenzweig, Zohara Yaniv
    Pages 151-161
  6. Traditional Uses of Pistacia lentiscus in Veterinary and Human Medicine

    • S. Landau, H. Muklada, A. Markovics, H. Azaizeh
    Pages 163-180
  7. Juniperus phoenicea from Jordan

    • Mohammad Sanad Abu-Darwish, Célia Cabral, Lígia Salgueiro
    Pages 241-252
  8. Myrtle (Myrtus communis L.) – A Native Mediterranean and Cultured Crop Species

    • Shmuel Zilkah, Eliezer E. Goldschdmidt
    Pages 253-267
  9. Eruca sativa, a Tasty Salad Herb with Health-Promoting Properties

    • Oz Barazani, Jotham Ziffer-Berger
    Pages 269-279
  10. Oil Rose (Rosa damascena)

    • Kemal Hüsnü Can Baser, Neset Arslan
    Pages 281-304
  11. Opium Poppy (Papaver somniferum)

    • Kemal Hüsnü Can Baser, Neset Arslan
    Pages 305-332
  12. Retraction Note to: Apharsemon, Myrrh and Olibanum: Ancient Medical Plants

    • Shimshon Ben-Yehoshua, Lumír Ondřej Hanuš
    Pages E1-E1
  13. Back Matter

    Pages 333-337

About this book

Plants have been known and cultivated for their therapeutic properties in the Middle-East throughout recorded history and most likely – beyond that. With the progress of science, they continue to be cultivated and collected for both traditional and innovative purposes.

This volume: "Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of the Middle-East" offers the most comprehensive and up-to-date information on medicinal plants and their increasing importance as cultivated crops, or as plants with significant potential to become crops in this important region.

In 17 chapters of meticulous research, this unique volume explores history, taxonomy, ecology and biodiversity, cultivation and breeding, agronomy and medicinal properties.

Written by leading scientists, this volume includes:

The history of medicinal plants used by our ancestors during the early periods of civilization, especially in the Near-East;

The use of plants for producing health products (pomegranate, pine), pharmaceutical drugs (khat for natural amphetamines, opium poppy, Myrtle); nutrition and food products: (Eruca sativa, citron,) herbs and spices (oregano, sages,) cosmeceutical products and perfumes (rose oil, apharsemon, myrrh and olibanum), liqueurs (Myrtus communis) and many more;
Traditional plants used by Bedouin tribes in the Middle-East;

The use of edible wild plants in tradition and as future health foods

The use of Pistacia in veterinary as well as in human medicine;The presentation of a native plant from Jordan: Juniperus, with its traditional and promising modern studies;

Some important traditional medicinal plants with great potential (Capparis spinosa, sacropoterium spinosum)

From poppy and rose-oil to khat and citron this volume highlights issues relevant to the collection, conservation, cultivation, production and utilization of a selection of unique medicinal and aromatic plants, with demonstrated promise for the benefit of society-especially in the 21st century.

Keywords

  • Aromatic
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Medicinal
  • Plants

Reviews

“This book will be particularly gratifying to readers interested in truly effective medicinal plants. … Because of the emphasis on bioactive compounds with documented effective usage, this book will be extremely helpful to those who need a practical, focused ethnobotanical text. Summing Up: Recommended. All academic, general, and professional library collections.” (L. Swatzell, Choice, Vol. 52 (9), May, 2015)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Plant Introduction and Seed Research Institute of Plant Sciences, Agricultural Research Organisation, Bet-Dagan, Israel

    Zohara Yaniv

  • The Aromatic, Medicinal and Spice Crops Unit Newe Ya’ar Research Centre, Agricultural Research Organization, Ramat Yishay, Israel

    Nativ Dudai

About the editors

Zohara Yaniv, is Prof. Emeritus at the Agricultural Research Organization. She Received her PhD from Columbia University in New York (1967) and worked for several years as a researcher at the Institute for Plant Research Boyce Thompson Center at Yonkers, NY, on topics related to biochemical control of parasite relations -host. Dr. Yaniv is an international expert on medicinal plants. Particularly interested in folk medicine related, conventional and renewable ancient cultures in the modern world. Her research work focused on ethnic botanical research of the Middle East and Israel. It also dealt with the study of vegetable oil health value crops, such as a rich source of vegetable oil omega-3 fatty acids. Her works are documented in numerous international publications. Dr. Yaniv is also the co-editor of few books: - Medicinal plants of Israel (1991 - in Hebrew, 2000 - English) - Herbs - Complete Guide to medicinal plants with drugs to disease incidence (1995). - Handbook of Medicinal Plants (2005).

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 169.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-94-017-9276-9
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)